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The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Storyline

An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Would you believe... Maxwell Smart goes undercover to expose a plot to make the world naked? See more »


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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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The Larabee character is the only character other than Maxwell Smart to appear in every 'Get Smart' movie (to date). He is played by Robert Karvelas in this movie and in Get Smart, Again! (1989) and by David Koechner in Get Smart (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene where Max is driving his desk, chasing he chief the chief's car goes up on two wheels to get past the parked Pinto. As the Chief's car passes the Pinto, the ramp that forces the car up on two wheels can be clearly seen. See more »

Quotes

Larrabee: Max, I've been thinking about it. And if they decide to drop the nude bomb, I know the answer.
Larrabee: [Max does not reply] Well?
Maxwell Smart: Well what?
Larrabee: Don't you wanna know the answer?
Maxwell Smart: No.
Larrabee: Food.
Maxwell Smart: Food?
Larrabee: Sure, the whole world will start wearing food.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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Followed by Get Smart (1995) See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Underrated
9 August 1999 | by (Shanghai, China) – See all my reviews

Like the Austin Powers movies, "Get Smart" is a spoof of spy movies like the James Bond series, and "The Nude Bomb", made at the height of the Cold War, in the early 1980s, concerns Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, the guy with the shoe phone, pursuing the madman who has developed a bomb that, if exploded, would render everyone without clothes. This is an underrated movie and works well even with the absence of the original supporting cast from the 1960s television series. Almost, but not quite as funny as "The Naked Gun". 8/10


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